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Huawei Honor 5X launches in China

Huawei Honor 5X Android smartphone with 5.5-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC
Huawei Honor 5X
This 5.5-inch handset costs less than $200 USD, features fingerprint reader, and comes loaded with Android Lollipop.

Handsets that feature fingerprint readers are usually mid-rangers or high-end devices, but the Huawei Honor 5X is not. This new smartphone of the Chinese company has a price that starts below $160 USD and features a fingerprint reader on the back, as well as decent specs and features.

Huawei Honor 5X packs the following highlights:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC with Adreno 405  graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB or 3 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 5.5-inch multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels
  • Cameras: 5 MP front, 13 MP with dual LED flash on the back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, dual SIM dual standby, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB
  • Operating system: Android Lollipop
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support (50 percent charge in 30 minutes)

The second-generation fingerprint sensor of the Honor 5X can unlock it in less than 0.5 seconds. While the 2 GB version costs about $157 USD, the 3 GB one has a price of roughly $220 USD. There are no details regarding international availability and pricing for now.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-10-29 (Update: 2015-10-29)